Brown Hare wins Gold Medal at West Cumbria International Exhibition of Photography 2012
04th March 2012
Richard's image of a Brown Hare sitting in the frost has won the Photographic Society of America Gold Medal - Best in Show at the West Cumbria International Exhibition of Photography.

In addition this image also won a GBSPC (Great British Small Print Circuit) Award at both the Carlisle International Exhibition of Photography 2012 and the Hoylake International Exhibition of Photography 2012. It also was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Arddangosfa / Exhibition of Photography 2012.
Common Cuckoos Fighting 2 Scores Full Marks at St Ives Interprint 2012
25th February 2012
The PAGB patronized annual St. Ives Interprint competition was held today.

Richard's image of cuckoos fighting was awarded full marks by the judge, Rosemary Wilman Hon.FRPS, AFIAB, BPE*5, helping Ely Photographic Club to 3rd place overall.
Kestrel mobbing Short-eared Owl Image used by National Trust
17th February 2012
The National Trust have used an image of a Kestrel mobbing a Short-eared Owl on the front cover of its Wicken Fen Research Report:
Cambridge Evening News publishes Hen Harrier Image
04th February 2012
The Cambridge Evening News has published a Hen Harrier image taken at Wicken Fen on the 8th of March 2011 as part of an article about these rare birds of prey in the edition published on 4th of February 2012.

Hen Harriers have been roosting on Wicken's Sedge Fen for many years during the winter months. They come in to roost just as it is starting to get dark and leave again shortly before the sun rises. At least 6 have been seen there this winter, including a male.

You can find more Hen Harrier images taken by Richard at Wicken Fen here.
Kestrel mobbing Short-eared Owl Image BBC Winterwatch Photo of the Day
09th December 2011
BBC Winterwatch has chosen Richard's image of a Kestrel mobbing a Short-eared Owl as its photo of the day on 2011-12-09. This image was taken at the National Trust's Wicken Fen reserve:
Cuckoos Fighting Image wins RPS Ribbon at 37th Smethwick International Exhibition
05th December 2011
Richard's image of two male cuckoos fighting in mid-air has been awarded an RPS Ribbon at the 37th Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography.
Images go on Sale at Wicken Fen National Trust Shop
04th December 2011
A selection of Richard's images (including many taken at Wicken Fen) have gone on sale at the National Trust's visitor centre shop at Wicken Fen. These include the image of the Short-eared Owl featured on BBC Autumnwatch Unsprung on 2011-11-11 and the Brown Hare which won an award at The Wrekin Salon 2011.
Brown Hare Image gains Honourable Mention in Wrekin Salon
24th November 2011
The results for the Wrekin Salon 2011 have been announced with Richard's Brown Hare image gaining an Honourable Mention award.

The results can be viewed here:

BBC Autumnwatch shows Short-eared Owl Image live
11th November 2011
The BBCs Autumnwatch Unsprung programme featured a flight image of a Short-eared Owl flying directly towards the camera. This image was taken at the National Trusts Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire.

Another image of a Short-eared Owl hunting has also been featured on the BBCs "red button" service.
BBC Autumnwatch Choose Short-eared Owl image as "Photo of the Day"
02nd November 2011
BBC Autumnwatch have chosen one of Richard's Short-eared Owl images as their "Photo of the Day" on Flickr.

This image was taken at the National Trusts Wicken Fen.
Wicken Fen Vision Blog features Owl Images
30th October 2011
The blog of the Wicken Fen Vision Warden has featured links of images of Short Eared, Little and Barn Owls taken by Richard Nicoll.


The Short Eared Owls have just arrived having presumably migrated from the continent. They have been interacting with the resident Kestrels with some spectacular aerial displays. Well worth a visit.